Today starts a two week practice of gratitude. Day One came to me quickly as I cast my thoughts to the week ahead. Even though teaching is tiring, even though I can't talk to another soul after hours of talking to students, I am SO grateful for my students. As I put their pictures in my journal I reveled in the little relationship I have with each one of them.
They make me laugh, grit my teeth, tug at my heart strings, and feel pride in their hard work. I am a better person for the many hours I spend with children on my bench in front of my piano.